Toro Rosso is ramping up its efforts to become a full constructor in 2010, team boss Franz Tost has confirmed.

Toro Rosso is ramping up its efforts to become a full constructor in 2010, team boss Franz Tost has confirmed.

>From next year, the regulations will no longer condone the current situation, where the Faenza based outfit sources its basic chassis from the same designer as sister team Red Bull Racing.

"We are developing the infrastructure so that next year's car is designed in Faenza," Tost told reporters in Barcelona, revealing that the workforce will need to increase from 200 to about 235.

The 2010 rules will allow Toro Rosso to continue to use a Red Bull Technology transmission, and some other parts, but Tost revealed that the team is to appoint its own "chief designer".

Adrian Newey will therefore concentrate mainly on Red Bull Racing, although Toro Rosso will continue to use the Red Bull wind tunnel in Bicester (UK).

 

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